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Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina Escapes Russia Disguised As A Food Delivery Worker

today13 May 2022

Background


Over the previous decade, Alyokhina has been detained multiple times for her demonstrations with Pussy Riot. The group gained international attention in 2012 when they performed an anti-Putin protest anthem inside a Moscow church, condemning the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church. “Mother Mary, please drive Putin away,” the women cried, their faces veiled by ski masks.

For the act, Alyokhina and two other members were found guilty of “hooliganism” and sentenced to two years in prison. She was released two months before the completion of her sentence, but the New York Times noted that she has been arrested and jailed six times since last summer for her advocacy.

source: TIME

Another member of the Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, was added to a list of Russian “foreign agents” last year, which necessitates those on the list to follow “stringent financial reporting requirements” and add a disclaimer to anything they share that designates them as foreign…

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Written by: Lara Lee


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